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Everything Horse Related Cover & Page 5 Cherokee Feed & Seed Customer Appreciation Owned by HorseNRanch Magazine Know Who You Are 4 Horses Publications Crystal Lyons................................................................ 6 PO Box 62, Ocoee TN 37361 Hoof Cracks - Casey & Son........................................ 9 horsenfarm@yahoo.com ¡ info@horsenranchmag.com Lisa Fetzner, Publisher 423.933.4968 Classifieds & Real Estate.................................. 12-14 Dennis Fetzner, Publisher & Sales Rep. 423.472.0095 Older Horse Weight Loss..................................................14 Alison Hixson, Graphic Design 423.316.6788 Why Do Horses Learn The Wrong Thing? Jim Swanner..........................................................................15 Your Phone As a GPS Device Robert Eversole.................................................. 16-17 Western Dressage: Aids Communication Upward Transitions - Lynn Palm.........................18 Calendar Of Events............................................ 20-21

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KNOW WHO YOU ARE by Crystal Lyons In a world full of competition, it’s imperative that we KNOW who we are so as to not live a life of frustration. EVERYONE has a specific calling and place in which they FIT. FINDING that place is a journey in itself. Perhaps overly simplified, there are two basic divisions of people’s callings… pioneer and settler. These two divisions are sometimes diametrically opposed to one another, but let me stress the point that this world cannot succeed without BOTH. The pioneer is the person who gets bored very quickly with predictable. They’re the fore runners. They’re the explorers who blaze new trails for the rest to follow. But they’re lousy settlers. They don’t want to “build”… they want to DISCOVER! It takes the settlers to build on what the pioneers forged. All would be lost without the settlers coming behind the pioneers. Are you a pioneer or a settler? This may seem an absurd question but seriously, it will help you and me to come to grips with what we’re cut out for. ESPECIALLY in a competitive world, where we tend to measure ourselves by another’s abilities! I can see a person be so good at what they do and instead of it inspiring me, simply to be a “better me”, I can be swept into the black void of comparing myself up against them. That’s where that competitive spirit will drag us down a rabbit hole we can’t navigate. We were never meant to be competitive in our calling!! Well-disciplined and developed yes… but never competitive… except of course, in the arena of competition, but not in our calling. I bumped into a group of FFA’ers and was hit with a tsunami of memories of being in FFA. It came back to me that I was the very first girl in the state of Missouri to ever be allowed in Vo-Ag. I hadn’t even thought of that in years, but I realized this was just one of the many clues throughout my life that reveal I’m a pioneer. I can’t stand to feel “imprisoned with the norm”. I get bored with predictability. So when I watch someone who is a gifted settler, i.e., someone who gets their “high” by perfecting and building upon what’s been discovered, and I want to be jealous over their abilities? How dumb is that! Case in point: My close barrel racing “bud” who LOVES to do intricate slow work on her horses, perfecting the tiny body positioning moves. She’s awesome!!! I’m bored to TEARS in under five minutes. I just want to go RIDE and EXPLORE or see if my horse will do some weird thing that just entered

my mind. She’s a settler. She produces great horses. I’m a pioneer… I possibly can wreck a good horse. If I have a well-trained horse, it’s because a “settler” put the time and training in on him. I’m not built to do their job! I work on myself seeking to become a better rider but I’m not comparable to them. But neither are they to me. I’m cut out for something different. Find your spot and seek to improve on it, but don’t frustrate your life by trying to become someone you’re not built to be. If you’re a settler, don’t be frustrated with or intimidated by the pioneers around you. They were MEANT to color outside the lines! If you’re a pioneer, you will never be able to sustain your passion without the courage to risk all for something new. Pioneers and settlers… one without the other falls short… but together we produce some pretty amazing stuff!

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We work to alleviate the suffering and senseless slaughter of domestic equine and to provide an environment for rehabilitation and carefully select adoptive homes At the age of 12 Victoria rescued her first horse. Since 1968 she has always taken in the horses that everyone has given up, trying to turn their life around by giving them one last chance. In 1991, orphaned nurse mare foals were brought to Victoria’s attention. Since then, Nurse Mare Foal Rescue is our main priority and has progressively grown to save THOUSANDS of foals. We offer a neonatal and intensive care facility for orphan nurse mare foals. We provide the foals with the necessary attention in order to secure a future in adoptive homes. Annually, we save 150-200 throw away foals from a certain death and provide them with the opportunity to a healthy life. One or two at a time, horses have come in and out of her life inspiring her to firmly believe that there is always a horse out there in need of refuge, and always a need for someone to feel responsible and intervene on that animal’s behalf. Establishing the Last Chance Corral in 1986 was the realization of her vision of creating a muchneeded facility to offer horses asylum. Today, the Last Chance Corral proudly offers horses hope, shelter, and opportunity regardless of their situation or problems. Be it psychological

or physiological we are committed to addressing the individual needs of each rescued animal. Our work begins with developing an individual diet, treatment regiments, and a training program for each horse according to its needs. When a horse has been sufficiently rehabilitated we go about the work of finding appropriate adoptive homes that suit the horse’s needs and abilities. 740.594.4336 lastchancecorral.org

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HOOF CRACKS

A Horse with a Hoof Crack and the Correct Method of Repair There are many ways to treat hoof cracks that work, and many ways that DO NOT !! In this article we will discuss only two. Why only two? Because they are the two most common. One way works and the other DOES NOT !!

has an area to disperse. Why this method doesn’t work. What makes a toe crack split is due to the debris that packs into the crack, much like driving a wedge into a log. The farther the wedge is driven, the more the log splits. When a hoof crack fills with debris, dirt, manure, etc., it packs tighter and tighter with every step the horse takes. Therefore, splitting the crack even worse.

The Finished results of repairing this hoof crack is a much cleaner and healthier horses’ hoof. It is very important to treat hoof cracks promptly and correctly to ensure a healthy sound horse.

THIS METHOD DOES NOT WORK !! As shown in photo 1, this hoof has a toe crack. Upon arrival, someone had previously attempted to stop the crack by cutting grooves in the hoof with a rasp. This method does not work. Originally this crack was only as tall as where grooves where cut. As you can see, the crack has split higher towards the hairline. Hints, this METHOD DOES NOT WORK !! The idea of cutting the X groove comes from trying to stop a crack in a windshield of a vehicle. In turn, the pressure from the crack VOLUME 5 | ISSUE 8 2019

no more debris will pack into the crack. The epoxy has become part of the hoof at this time and will grow out with the hoof with proper maintenance.

THIS METHOD WORKS !! One proper method of treating a hoof crack is to REMOVE THE AFFECTED HOOF WALL to thoroughly clean and then fill the area. By opening the crack as in this photo, the farrier is able to remove any dirt and bacteria from the crack. Then the crack is filled with a special epoxy to replace the affected wall. By doing this,

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This year, Meridian Equine will be hosting 3 shows through the Middle Tennessee Hunter Jumper Association. You do not have to be an MTHJA member to show; however, only members will earn points for MTHJA year end awards. Membership registration forms will be available at shows. New for this year is the addition of classes and divisions in partnership with the Thoroughbred Incentive Program. If you are riding a Jockey Club Registered Thoroughbred, you can apply for a TIP number and be a part of the incentive program for Thoroughbreds. They offer customized ribbons and year end awards! They also have a TIP championship show in September that you can qualify for.

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84+/- acres with 10 acres stocked lake. 2 houses and a third place that can easily be fixed for a third house. Property is completely fenced with no climb horse wire. It is crossed fenced as well. MAIN HOUSE 2400 +/- with full light basement. Not finished but has b.room, washer & dryer connections. Hardy plank exterior, with stone in front inset and first floor in basement. Great deck, 4 levels with gazebo at last level. Granite counter tops. The lake has a seawall made with 2700 blocks weighing 90lbs. each. Steps to walk in to lake. Lake is spring fed. The property has 3 wells, city water & sewage is available. BRICK HOUSE with 4 bedrooms, 2 full baths, dining room, large family room. Big storage room with 2 car garage attached. 2 car garage carpeted upstairs & 2 car garage down stairs with carpet & lots of cabinets. 4 metal horse barns, 7 metal sheds, 1 metal 32’ x 70’, 3 drive-in doors, 2 barns for large tractor. 3 road frontage, some timber, some hardwood & spring for watering cattle. A beautiful triangle, no close neighbors.

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Older Horse Weight Loss What is it?

As horses age, some of their systems begin to function less efficiently. When this happens in the digestive system, weight loss can result. From a decreased ability to chew because of poor teeth to a decline in the breakdown and absorption of proteins, and from a decreased ability to ferment fiber for energy and calories to a decline in the production of B vitamins, there can be a number of reasons why an older horse may be losing weight.

What can be done about it?

It’s important to pay close attention to older horses especially, because changes (like weight loss) can happen rapidly. When a horse begins to have trouble maintaining weight, it’s important to have a veterinarian perform a complete physical examination on the horse, to make sure there are no underlying medical reasons for this problem. For example, Cushing’s Disease, a dysfunction of the pituitary gland, can rob a horse of his muscle--especially the topline and bottomline. In addition, older horses with Cushing’s may not be able to handle sugars and starches as well anymore so forage, grain, and other feedstuffs must be carefully selected.

What else do I need to know?

Although fresh grass seems like the most natural diet for horses, it may no longer be the ideal source of roughage for the older horse needing to put weight on. Not only can it be difficult to bite off and chew, it can be high in sugars and starches. Better options for senior horse weight management include high-quality grass hay with soft stems, soaked hay cubes, or the newer chopped hays in a bag that are fortified with vitamins and minerals. Muscle supplements to provide essential amino acids for muscle support and fat supplements to provide calories are additional senior horse weight gain strategies. And don’t forget antioxidants like Vitamin E and Vitamin C! smartpakequine.com By: Dr. Lydia Gray, SmartPak Medical Director/Staff Veterinarian

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This beautiful property has a magnificent view of star mountain. 19.86 acres. Lots of level pasture land, woods, a year round spring and a large barn. Just a few miles from town Etowah. City water available on both road frontages. This property would makes a good subdivision, or a gentleman farm and the barn would be great for horses. Conveniently located between Chattanooga, Knoxville, and close to Maryville. Only two hours from Atlanta, GA. This would make a great get away. It’s a must see! $165,000.00 675 New Highway 68, Sweetwater, TN 37874

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Jim Swanner here is a saying, if you want to know the value of a second, ask the person that came in second. Timing!!! Timing is very critical when it comes to a lot of things especially when teaching horses. If your timing is off, your horse may learn the wrong thing. If you keep asking when you should have stopped asking or you stop asking when you should have kept going. Timing…

You see, because horses learn from the release of pressure, the release must be timed with what you’re asking your horse to do. When it tries, you release immediately. We must be ready to release more than keep going. Our thought process should be I want to take the pressure off, not keep it going.

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For example, if you ask your horse to move its hindquarters over by stepping its left hind leg in front of its right hind leg (disengaging) and it does it, ‘STOP ASKING’… Immediately take off the pressure. When he moves, just stand there not facing the horse but facing away from the horse, leave it alone and let it process what just happened. You see, continuing to face the horse puts added pressure on the horse. You want to turn away and leave the horse alone. Allow it to lick and chew. This also teaches us patience for the horse. This process gets the horse to thinking. The licking and chewing. It helps to create a thinking horse. So, what is it thinking about? In his own mind he’s thinking, what the heck did I do to get them to leave me alone? You know what that’s called! It’s called getting your horse to give you the correct answer. And you don’t stop the pressure until it gives you the correct answer or tries in that direction. Because, if it doesn’t give you the correct answer and you release the pressure, (you quit asking before it does what you are asking) then, my friend, you are teaching your horse the WRONG answer. You are teaching it the wrong thing. That is why horses often learn the wrong thing, and we blame the horse. The solution is in our way of teaching. On another note, we have to know what we are teaching.. This is a basic principle in teaching horses but very powerful.

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We must have clarity of intention. We must know what it is we are asking the horse to do and the correct manner in which to ask. It is our responsibility to know this. If you want the horse to move its feet, then how do you want it to move its feet. Which feet are you asking to move and how are you asking. See it in your mind first. See it how you should ask and see how the horse should respond. Clarity of intention is VERY important. Be sure you know you are asking the horse correctly, to do what you want it to do, and NEVER blame the horse, it’s a HORSE ….Know before you go….. • Jim Swanner is an internationally known Natural Horseman clinician, Keynote speaker, Instructor, teacher and writer • Jim is the host of ‘All About Horses’ radio each Monday morning at 9:30 CST wkac1080.com • Jim is the owner of KIN Stables in Athens, AL where he operates a Natural Horsemanship school and a Horse Boarding facility and also teaches the basics of horseback riding. • Jim has several DVDs/CDs about how to teach horses. • Jim was a Clinician at the Alabama Horse Fair in 2013 and 2015 • Jim does one-on-one skills learning sessions, group sessions, Mini Clinics, Skills Learning School-1-2 or 3 day events at his facility or yours. Join us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/jim.swanner.9 (personal) www.facebook.com/JimSwanner (professional) www.facebook.com/jimswannermedia 13124 Carter Road Athens, AL 35611 To get more information go to JimSwanner.com or contact Jim directly at 256-874-6781.

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here’s one item that nearly everyone has on them most of the time. That same device in your pocket also happens to be an excellent navigation tool. Modern smart phones, like yours, can easily function as reliable back country GPS devices. Even when you’re outside of cell phone reception your phone is continually acquiring satellite signals. With the right app trail riders can use this feature to turn their phone into an affordable navigation tool. If you wander afield it’s vitally important to know basic navigation skills and how to use a map and compass. That being said we live in a world of high tech gadgets and knowing how to get the most use out of them makes this information important to pass on. Why Do You Need a GPS Device? When you’re trail riding, especially in the back country, reliably knowing your location is very important. Without that vital information you can quickly become lost and in for an “eventful” ride. A GPS device (and your map and compass) will allow to you to quickly and easily locate yourself and make for much safer and enjoyable trail rides. I get “misplaced” all the time. Have I missed the next trail intersection? Did I accidently go down an elk trail instead of the one I wanted? Do the trails lack clear 16

signage? If I can’t follow my intended trail because of an obstacle, like; bear feeding on huckleberries, huge tree downfall & I left my 5’ cross cut saw in the trailer, trail washed out from a landslide, how do I bypass and continue my ride? Those feelings of “this isn’t quite right” happen to us all. But with a reliable GPS app on our phone you can have instant answers to those questions. For me learning how to turn my phone into a GPS unit makes rides nearly stress free. Why the Phone? There’s a bunch of very good and reliable handheld GPS devices on the market. We’ve all seen them. I like and use them often myself. But sometimes the dedicated GPS is just another piece of equipment to carry, and I may not want to bother with the extra weight, bulk, and hassle. Your cell phone on the other hand is already with you and you’re probably bringing it along on the ride anyway. Modern cell phones are true multi-taskers; from taking pictures to navigation, to notes, and so much more. Learning how to use what you’re already carrying as a wilderness GPS tool only increases the value of what is already extremely handy. How GPS Works on Your Phone There is a network of 24 satellites that form the Global Positioning System (GPS). Virtually all modern cell phones are GPS-enabled, which means that they are constantly receiving information from these satellites and capable of pinpointing your location. It’s pretty darn handy for knowing where you are on the trail! You’re probably wondering if you need cell service for your phone to act as a GPS. No, you do not. GPS technology works offline anywhere in the world without mobile and data signals. Simply save maps and route guides to your

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device before you leave home. Even if you have no cell service your phone’s GPS is capable of operating reliably. That’s a good thing because most horse trails don’t have reliable cell service. Which Apps? When it comes to GPS navigation apps There are two that I like and recommend above the rest: Gaia GPS

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and View Ranger. Both of them work in about the same way and allow you to create customized maps by adding your own overlays, trails, GPX tracks, and waypoints for increased guidance. NOTE: While both apps allow the option of recording your rides. I generally choose to not use this feature in order to prolong my battery life. Using GPS Navigation Apps on a Trail Ride After you’ve downloaded your GPS app of choice it’s time to download the correct maps for your riding area to your phone before you get out of service. I do this before I leave the house. If you don’t, your phone will still be able to locate you, but you’ll show up as a blue dot on a blurry map, and that’s not helpful at all. Your Phone Battery Many of us have heard or seen firsthand that smartphone batteries drain much faster when it’s using GPS. Here’s

why. Once you activate location services and GPS chip is constantly listening for satellites, your phone can’t enter sleep mode. Here’re my top tip to extend your phone’s battery life. Put the phone in airplane mode. Try it, you’ll be impressed. If Something Goes Wrong Your phone’s GPS navigation app can help you find your location, but in the event of an emergency, it can’t call for help. For this reason, and many others, I carry a satellite messenger. These devices let you send text and email messages, track your trip, and even send an SOS signal at the push of a button all without cell service. Here’s a list of my favorites: SatPaq: A clip on antenna that turns your phone into a satellite communicator. I’ve found it to be reliable and inexpensive to own and operate.

SPOT X: This rugged device works off satellite to send your GPS coordinates to your personal contacts or a rescue center. It features SOS for emergencies, help for non-life threatening emergencies, one-way messages for check-in, and progress tracking. Garmin inReach: The Explorer has a long battery life, larger screen, and builtin digital compass as well as colorful topo maps for GPS navigation. The downside is the price. As always for more information on horse trails and camps, trail riding and camping with livestock visit www.TrailMeister.com Robert Eversole; Trail Meister Owner and Chief Trail Boss. 513-374-9021; robert@trailmeister.com; www.TrailMeister.com TrailMeister is The Largest Equine Trail and Camping Guide in the World

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PALM PARTNERSHIP TRAINING™ Building a Partnership with Your Horse By Lynn Palm

UPWARD TRANSITIONS

In this article we will incorporate upward transitions from a jog/trot to a halt and the upward transition of the halt to jog/trot in the pattern. I’ll explain the aids the rider should use to keep her horse “straight” on the circles. I’ll conclude with some tips on how to improve communication with a horse that does not have complete knowledge of the rider’s aids. We will use the same Circles-Within-A-Circle pattern I described in my last article. Using The Aids To Position The Horse On A Turn With the horse properly tacked and warmed up, ask him for a nice comfortable, natural walk on a large circle to the left. Remember to communicate your request to move forward, by using the aids together in the proper sequence: seat-legs-hands. As you approach either the 3 o’clock or 9 o’clock position, turn your horse on to the smaller circle within the larger circle. As you do this, keep your inside or left leg “on”. By this I mean the leg is in light contact on the horse’s barrel at the girth. Lightly turn the horse using the outside (right) leg and rein. The horse’s head should be lightly positioned toward the direction he is moving on the circle. His head and neck should not be overbent toward the inside nor cocked to the outside. Allow the horse to carry his head in a natural position. Do not worry about a head set at this point! When the horse is properly positioned on the circle, prepare for an upward transition. Increase the weight in your seat, through the relationship of your shoulders to the seat. Following the horse’s movement with the hips, give a light squeeze with the legs and open the fingers. You should get a nice smooth transition to the jog or trot. If you do not, check to make sure the horse is properly positioned and that you have used the aids correctly. Increasing/ Decreasing Speed Within the Jog/Trot Continue on the large circle at an easy jog/trot. As you approach the 9 o’clock position, turn the horse on to the smaller circle. Use the smaller circle to prepare for an extended jog/trot because it will help you organize the aid sequence. Try to time the aids sequence so that the horse will be doing an extended jog/ trot as you close the small circle and resume the pattern on the large circle. As you complete the first half of the small circle, put more weight in the seat and follow the horse’s movement with the hips. Relax, breathe, and get looser in your body. This will allow you to follow your horse’s motion. Apply slightly more pressure with your legs and open the fingers slightly to allow the horse to go forward on continue on the larger circle at the extended jog/trot. When you are ready to decrease speed, turn off the large circle on to the smaller circle. Put more weight in your seat and slow the motion of your hips. Keep the leg on contact to maintain some forward movement otherwise your horse might stop in response to your seat aids! There should be little to no closing of the fingers. Just use them to keep the horse lightly positioned on the circle. The horse should give you a smooth downward transition. Transitions From Jog/Trot to Halt Here’s how to use the “circle” exercise to respond to your aids to make a transition from a jog/trot to halt. Establish a jog/trot on the large circle. When you are ready to practice the halt, start by bringing the horse on one of the smaller circles. To communicate the downward transition, put more weight in your seat. Keep both legs on contact with a light pressure on the horse, but not squeezing him forward. With seat and leg aids active, close your fingers and the horse should halt. If you can, try timing your aids sequence so the horse halts at the point where the smaller circle meets the larger. The opposite transition, from halt to jog/trot, presents a greater challenge since you will be asking

the horse to go from a stopped position to a much more forward gait. This transition requires a lot of energy. With the horse stopped at a halt, put more weight in your seat and be ready to move your hips to support his forward movement. Avoid excessive squeezing or kicking to get a reaction. Instead use a “cluck” to ask him to move forward. When he does, move your hips with his movement. Open the fingers to allow him to go forward. If he gives you a few steps at the walk before trotting, don’t make a big deal about it. Use the pattern I’ve given you to improve the transitions until your horse understands what you are trying to tell him with your aids. Your Next Step… What if your horse does not have any knowledge of how to respond to the rider’s natural aids? Then you should not use the seat, leg, or hand aids right away. Use your voice as an aid instead. I always start my horses with ground training. I incorporate voice aids into ground training so my horses have a basic knowledge of the commands I will give them undersaddle. Horses don’t understand words, but they recognize tones of words. A deep tone means “respect me” or “respond to me”. A mellow tone of voice is a reward or will relax the horse. If a horse has no knowledge of the aids, I will use voice instead of my hand or leg aids to easily allow the horse to achieve an understanding of them. Here’s an exercise I use to help a young or inexperienced horses understand my aids. It is done on a medium sized circle. The horse should be standing on the circle. To teach him the concept of walking forward in response to my aids, I will give him a command in a deep voice to WALK or WALK ON, and reinforce it with a “cluck” if needed. The deeper tone means “respond to me”. I will not use any leg aids, but will support his willingness to obey my request by following his motion with my seat and hips and allowing him the freedom to move forward with my hands. I will use very little to no rein aids to slow him, but only use them to guide him on a circle. After he walks on for a few steps, I will ask him to slow down. To do this I will use a lighter, soothing voice command of EASY. I’ll reinforce my request by stopping the movement of my seat and hips. As he slows and shows he understands, I’ll once again give him the command to WALK ON and increase movement in my seat and hips to follow his forward movement on the large circle. To ask the horse for an upward transition from walk to trot, I follow the same procedure. I will ask him to WALK ON in response to my voice command, reinforced with my seat aids. When I am ready to trot, I’ll use a deep tone of voice to say TROT, use my seat to support his forward motion, and very little rein aids except to keep him on the circle. Trot around the circle several times, then prepare for a downward transition to the walk. Without pulling back on the reins, use a deep voice tone to say WALK, sit deeper in the saddle, and stop following his motion with your hips. He should make the downward transition to the walk. When he does, allow him a few steps at the walk then ask him to jog/trot again. Bring him on to the smaller circle and ask him to halt using the voice command WHOA. Praise him when he does. Whenever you get a good response from your horse, remember to reward. Practice these exercises in the opposite direction. When training a horse that has very little knowledge to no knowledge of the aids, continue working this exercise using your voice aids, reinforced with your seat, until you get good responses. When he shows that he understands, gradually add the leg and hand aids and eliminate the voice. By starting with simple, easy-for-the-horse to understand voice aids, you will build a foundation for him to want to learn more later. Until then, follow your dreams…

PALM PARTNERSHIP TRAINING ™ Building a Partnership with Your Horse

We love to share our dressage backgrounds and knowledge with you and would love to have you come ride with us. You can join us at our farm in Ocala, Florida, or at one of our Ride Well Clinics on our USA Tour at a location near you. If you would like to train with Lynn & Cyril at home with Western Dressage, take advantage of the following supportive training materials: BOOKS: “Head To Toe Horsemanship” “Western Dressage—A Guide to Take You to Your First Show” “A Rider Guide to Real Collection” DVDS: “Dressage Principles for the Western Horse & Rider” Volume 1 Parts 1-5 “Dressage Principles for the Western & English Horse & Rider” Volume 2, Parts 1-3 “Let Your Horse Be Your Teacher” Parts 1&2 For more information about training courses, educational materials and much more, please visit www.lynnpalm.com or call 800-503-2824.

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HORSE/TACK SALES & ADOPTIONS First Monday of month - Burrell Horse Auction, Horse & Tack Sale: Tack 6:30, Horse 8:00; 6450 Bates Pike, Cleveland TN , 423-472-0805 SECOND SATURDAY: Gleason, TN. West TN Auction Barn. 330 Fence Rd. Tack 5:30 pm. Horses 8 pm. Info: Chucky Greenway 731-571-8198 SECOND & FOURTH SATURDAY: Scotts Hill, TN. Scotts Hill Stockyard. Info: James Linville 731-549-3523. www.facebook.com/ scottshillstockyard

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MEETINGS First Tuesday of every month National Racking Horse Assoc, Choo Choo Chapter meets at Wally’s Restaurant in East Ridge Tn @ 7pm. New members and visitors always welcome! Jerry Clark 423-667-0440

GAITED HORSE SHOWS nwha.com Sept 16-21 National Championship Calsonic Arena, 721 Whitthorne St, Shelbyville, TN www.thenwhanational.com

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HUNTER/JUMPER ushja.org Sept 7 Falcon Ridge Fall Fling I Falcon Ridge Stables 347 Arnold Mill Road Woodstock GA 404-569-9046 kathyfishman@bellsouth.net Sept 28 Highland Manor Fall Invitational USHJA Outreach Columbia TN 7074905050 shows@highlandmanorfarm.net Sept 28 Meridian Equine Education Center. Hunter Jumper Show, MTHJA approved. meridianequine.com Nov 2 WTHJA Fall Schooling Show Gemantown Civic Club Complex Germantown TN (901) 606-3450 bmallace721@gmail.com Nov 7 Harvest Time Gemantown Civic Club Complex Germantown TN (901) 606-3450 bmallace721@gmail.com

Monthly Club meetings are held the first Monday of every month except July, there is no July meeting due to Wagon Train Murray County Saddle Club.com Monthly meeting, the 1st working Monday night of the month. Board meeting at 6:00 followed by membership meeting at 7:00 and a pot luck dinner. Bartow County Saddle Club bartowcountysaddleclub.org Catoosa County Saddle Club facebook.com/catoosacountysaddleclub

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QUARTER HORSE SHOWS www.tqha.org Sept 12-13 TQHA Circuit (dual pointed with WTQHA) Murfreesboro, TN, 5 judges Sept 19-22 TQHA Circuit (dual pointed with WTQHA) Murfreesboro, TN, 5 judges Dec. 6-8 Region 3 - Hillbilly Classic, Harriman, TN, 4 judges BARREL RACING www.ibra.us; www.nbha.com Sept 7 NBHA - Southern Middle TN Pavilion Winchester TN Lana Blankenship 931-247-2340 Oct 27-Nov 2 2019 NBHA World Championships Georgia National Fairgrounds & Agricenter 401 Larry Walker Pkwy, Perry, GA Nov 9 NBHA Murray County Saddle Club Chatsworth GA Taylor White 423-313-4473 Nov 16 NBHA - Southern Middle TN Pavilion Winchester TN Lana Blankenship 931-247-2340 Dec 7 NBHA State Line Arena Ringgold GA Taylor White 423-313-4473 Dec 14 NBHA - Southern Middle TN Pavilion Winchester TN Lana Blankenship 931-247-2340 DRESSAGE www.TNDressage.com; www.tvdcta.org Sept 14 CTDA Schooling Show-Walnut Trace Franklin @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Walnut Trace Farm, 8388 Collins Road Nashville, TN 37211 Classical Eventing Western Gaited Dressage using USDF USEF and WDAA approved tests. Oct 5 CTDA Schooling Show - Roberson Equestrian Center Murfreesboro @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm 3207 Manchester Pike, Murfreesboro , TN Classical Eventing Western Gaited Dressage using USDF USEF and WDAA approved tests. TRAIL RIDES/TRAIL CHALLENGE/ENDURANCE www.aerc.org Sept 6-7 Big South Fork Endurance Ride and Ride & Tie 30/50 miles, Big South Fork NRRA, Oneida, TN Eric Rueter, 865-986-5966 Sept 7-8 RIDE THE EDGE East Fork Stables, Jamestown, TN Wayne Tolbert, (865) 986-3333 Virginia Tolbert, vtolbert@usit.net Sept 19-21 Meadow Creek Mingle 25/50 miles, Has introductory ride! (on 9/21 only) Parrotsville TN; Ride secretary: macrobber@gmail.com; Oct 26 Biltmore Fall Ride to Benefit Hope for Horses 25/50 miles, Biltmore Equestrian Center; Ride Secy-828-665-1531; Nov 2 Bud’s Ride Til You Die 25/50 miles, Has introductory ride! Atwood Horse Camp, Hodges AL Ride Manager :Tina Cochran, 205-412-4014 CLINICS / CLASSES www.eventclinics.com Aug 30th-Sept 2nd Craig Cameron Horsemanship Clinic Circle G Ranch, Lynville TN Aug 31- Sep 2 Harrison, TN. Gascon Horsemanship Clinic. Cindy Ward 423-845-7278 Sept 13th-15th Michael Lyons Horsemanship Clinic Circle G Ranch, Lynville TN Oct 19-20 Crossville, TN. Copperhead Lane. Richard Shrake Resistance Free Clinic. Terry Peiper tpeiper@aol.com

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Oct 26 Vickie McQuinn All-Breed Clinic Achieve true unity with our horse Brandreth Farm, Talking Rock GA Oct 26-27th Cowboy Dressage Clinic with Kendra CircleGRanch Nov 2-3 A Trainer’s Symposium featuring Anne Gribbons and Charlotte Bredahl-Baker Shannondale Farm, Milton GA GDCTA.org AGRICENTER SHOWPLACE ARENA http://www.agricenter.org/events Sept 30 - Oct 5 IBRA National Finals Barrel Race Oct 18 Cookout and Karaoke for a Cause Fundraiser supporting Agricenter International’s Memphis-Shelby County AgTech Summer Youth Program. Oct 26 Mid-South Breeders Futurity Quarter Horse Show Nov 1 Tennessee Reining Horse Association Dec 6 Lucky Dog Barrel Race Dec 28 Liberty Bowl Rodeo BROWNLAND FARM www.brownlandfarm.com Sept 4-8 Brownland Farm, Fall I Sept 11-15 Brownland Farm, Fall II October 5 No Frills 5 October 6 No Frills 6 October 16-20 Brownland Farm Autumn Country October 23-27 Brownland Farm Autumn Classic TBD – AHJA Year-End Show CIRCLE E GUEST RANCH circleeguestranch.com Aug 30-Sept 2 Labor Day Weekend Sat. 8 pm till 11pm Dj/Karaoke Horses - office side OHV - sawmill side Sept 6-8 Ride & Slide The Ranch purchase tickets online circleeguestranch.com Sept 26-29 Shoba Trail Ride Oct 6-13 October Fest 6 night camping, 2 meals a day starting Monday and ending with breakfast on Sunday, guided trail rides and Entertainment. Bring your tack/camping gear to auction off. Oct 17-20 Fall Brawl Speed Racking & Pacing Competition

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